| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The entertainment value of an NHL shootout quickly loses its thrill after consecutive losses.
Still, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won't get pulled into the debate of whether a skills competition — his sport's equivalent of a free-throw contest,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ Jaromir Jagr on Saturday became the seventh NHL player to score 700 goals. The New Jersey Devils' enduring right wing joins Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Sidney Crosby again proved that he’s a big-time, big-game scorer.
Crosby, held without a goal in Canada’s first five games at the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, scored on a breakaway in the second period of Sunday&...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
SOCHI, Russia—Canada will have the opportunity to defend the gold medal it won four years ago at Vancouver, a chance it earned Friday with a thoroughly sound defensive effort that stifled a fast and prolific U.S. team in the Sochi Olympic hockey...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:52 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Back home in Los Angeles, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown are the best of friends, a bond that was strengthened during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run.
Here in Sochi, their friendship will be temporarily suspended Friday...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:05 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday’s Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn’...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:04 PM
It might seem logical to give Ducks' goalie Jonas Hiller a breather Friday night against the last-place Edmonton Oilers.
But why quit when you’re ahead?
Hiller, riding a team-record nine-game winning streak that makes him one of the NHL’...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The NHL and its players announced Friday that they have struck an agreement allowing the players to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The men’s hockey competition, won in 2010 by Canada on a goal by Pittsburgh Penguins star...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In an agreement followed quickly by the release of the NHL regular-season schedule, the league announced Friday its players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Olympic men's hockey tournament — won in 2010 by...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was scratched from Sunday night’s home game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury, with the team announcing the move seconds after the Ducks began warming up on the Honda Center ice.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:20 PM
As much as was made about the difficulty of the Ducks' eight-game trip, the four-game stretch that starts Tuesday in Florida is potentially the real trap.
"It could be a grind," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Though the Ducks' journey begins in rare...